If you have signed up for the Spring Equinox Vidding Exchange (the 90s!) and for some reason haven't checked in yet - maybe think about doing so now? I don't wanna tell you how to live, but like checking in is encouraged.
Did you forget to sign up for the challenge but now your little 90's Origin Story Heart is weeping? MAKE A TREAT! Anyone can make a treat! Treats are the best and you know this is true.
Likewise - if you want to make a vid for Sparkle Motion (fanworks dance party) then you will want to go here and claim your song!
More fanworks stuff -- if you want to suggest or brainstorm or figure out a panel for one of the gazillion tracks (I'm pretty sold on the video track which I know is a SHOCKER for you all) go here.
If you haven't registered for Fanworks, what are you waiting for?? I WILL BE THERE AND YOU COULD SPEND TIME WITH ME AND I AM A KNOWN SORTA OKAY PERSON! I'm super excited to see what a fancon is like with this kind of focus and if you are reading this post then you have to interested in at least one of the programming tracks (if you aren't and you still read my posts then my heart is touched but you don't have to keep reading me if I'm boring you. I release you). Go register here! Tell me if you are coming
Fic Book Club is also happening at Fanworks and I attend a local fanfic book club every month and honestly -- I seriously recommend everyone incorporating this into their own lives as it has been A True Fun. Anyway, go here to participate and make suggestions and learn more about it.
Oh - Vidding Bingo Cards are still a thing and if you don't have your card and want one - you can get one there is no deadline and it's all very low-key and go have fun oriented and so I'm stoked. I like easygoing fun oriented things. I'm just weird that way.
What am I forgetting about? What am I missing? Who is excited about something and what is it? Let's talk in the comments
And a week might not not seem like a long time to just sit but I’m not in input mode - I am in a creative spiral and not creating while in that headspace is extremely frustrating.
But I’m fixed - I have my bingo card and if I want to go for a blackout it’s gonna require sooooo many vids - like all that I can possibly make. Can I make more than 20 a year? Maybe? Technically I’ve only collaborated on one vid this year but it was also 11 songs so anything is possible.
What is everyone else working on or not working on or working on not working on?
Live Through This: A Supernatural Vid Album by sisabet and sweetestdrain feat luminosity (who has her own big bang project here that you really should go check out).
Album by Hole
made for vidbigbang
summary: "fuck you, make me real"
12 vids about the women of Supernatural starting with 2007's Women's Work (Violet) with new material following.
- Women's Work (Violet) "go on take everything"
- Miss World "I am the girl you know"
- Plump "I'm eating you"
- Asking for It "did she ask you twice"
- Jennifer's Body "my better half has bitten me"
- Doll Parts "I want to be the girl with the most cake"
- Credit in the Straight World "look a dealer in the eye"
- Softer, Softest "you have all the power"
- She Walks Over Me "geeks do not have pedigrees"
- I Think that I Would Die "it's not yours"
- Gutless "come on, try to shut me up"
- Rock Star (Olympia) "do it for the kids"
Content Notes are listed at the bottom of the AO3 post -- please ask if there is something you have a question about. Be aware that there is graphic violence in every single vid but some are just... more than others.
Beta credit at the AO3 post but want to again stress the helpfulness of luminosity who listened and encouraged and scoffed at me when I asked for permission to include Women's Work (IT ISN'T SOLELY MY VID, LUM!) and cherry who gave us a line by line beta reading that we honestly haven't experienced in over a decade and I might still be sorta high off of it. She insisted we were not finished and she was right and she stayed up way late last week and let me babble at her about Mary Winchester until it suddenly made sense and I knew how to get the thing I was thinking but not really able to describe to be unsubtle in the vid. Which is great because sweetestdrain and I have been working on this since May 2018 (thank god the Vid Big Bang challenge was exactly the kick we needed to put it together and finish).
Origins: back in the aughts, me and Lum made a vid for the Premiere show at Vividcon and Lum named it "Women's Work" and it was based on how women were introduced, framed, and fated during the first 2 seasons of Supernatural. The song was Violet from Hole's 1994 album "Live Through This" which is my personal favorite from the 90s. I would like to go on and on about the meaningfulness of having a mainstream album (it was on the radio!) that was unapologetically and graphically female and angry back then. I had no idea why I was so angry but I was and Live Through This was a relief. I could scream and curse and just...breathe.
Flash forward 25 years and now I know why I was and am angry -- and the album is still intensely cathartic. I'm still not sure that sweetestdrain knew what she was unleashing back in May, or if she did it completely deliberately (it was probably a little of both). We suddenly had an idea that not only felt overdue (every year I get at least 3 comments that Women's Work needs a followup -- way more when Charlie died in season 10 - but at least 3 a year) but also was laid out so clearly that we had to make it. So we did.
Imagine I just go into a rage spiral here discussing how Wayward Sisters was NOT picked up and rather than subject you to reading that I can now just shove this 38 and half minute long vid at you and point and say "SEE!" This is really a time saver, is what I am saying.
I have a lot of thoughts about long form vidding and how we can use it to really dig into ideas (and honestly we have a 14 year old fandom here -- there are things to say), but I think I'll save them for a potential panel/separate post.
All thoughts, comments and criticism is welcome.
My favorite video this year (of my own):
My least favorite video this year:
“I love all of my vids, equally.”
Later that day:
“I don’t care for ‘Stand Back.’”
Most successful video:
No question - “This Is the Song That Never Ends” and the reaction and feedback I get on this gives me life, especially since it was made aimed at an audience of 4.
We are not alone! Other people can join us in suffering and anger. My people.
Video most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
“Santa Buddy” - it cracks me up? IDK???
Most fun video:
There is so much competition for this one because I am a Fun Gal from Mt Pilot, but it’s probably Friends In Low Places because of Dean Winchester’s Stupid Perfect Face and shenanigans.
Video with single sexiest moment:
Huh. I mean for me, personally, it would be Dead Jon’s Hot Makeover in Come On Eileen because that’s when He Got Hot, but I wouldn’t say it is my single sexiest moment in a vid. God, IDK
Maybe it’s this:
(I include all the death/resurrections in this bit as “sexy” because I am sick fuck and SPN just points that out to me again and again).
Maybe it’s the entire “Hold the Line” section of This Is the Song That Never Ends because I just can’t with him and like guitar chords and beautiful men falling to their knees in despair while staying on beat really really does it for me.
Biggest vid fail:
Stand Back - it’s a bummer but I knew I was making a stretch and I went for it and so I can’t regret that it didn’t exactly land
Hardest video to make:
Bright Lights -- I’m especially proud of this part:
2:06-2:26 -- that part where Cas turns around and watches himself go through the door? I MADE THAT and I KNOW HOW I DID IT
The things I've learned this year:
If you want to vid - vid. Don’t dilly dally all over the timeline and fret when you lay a clip even if you know it’s not perfect or in the right place. YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE THINGS - the very act of just throwing clips is important because you get momentum. I lose/change/move almost 70% of what I lay down - but I’m vidding and there is something there and it matters in a very real brain satisfying way.
I doubt it’s possible that I will be more prolific this year - unless Vividcon decides to come back and end at the same time - but I am very interested in the idea of long form vids and higher level concepts than can be communicated in 3 minutes. I’ve got so projects in progress for Vid Big Bang and ideas are a constant thing.
I orginally fucked up the formatting on this but I do want to finish things I start (for now) so here is Part 2
Video #11 Posted This Year
Title: Digital Witness
Artist: St Vincent
Fandom: Twin Peaks: The Return
Category: It's a thing that exists in the world
Summary: So I stopped sleeping, yeah I stopped sleeping
I was so floored by the entirety of The Return - I can't remember another show that has ever infuriated me and intrigued me and stuck with me and made me think so much. The idea to do the 4-screen was... I have no idea how it came to be a thing in my head - but by the time I started to make it I did know I had 4 major themes that interrelated and I would have to use the split screen. I thought about this video a lot while I was driving. I made this for the final Club Vivid.
Title: I Know You
Made With: luminosity
Song: I Know You (Part III)
Fandom: Hannibal; John Wick
Category: Self Portrait
Summary: What happens when two vidders share a brain.
I don’t make self portraits by myself - possibly if I navel-gaze this has something to do with not trusting myself to be honest blah blah blah - ANYWAY the idea behind this video is... um. Let me backtrack: Lum and I often joke about sharing the brane and only one of us can use it at any given time. So for this video, we each picked a source that represented the other person. We didn’t influence each other’s choices as to the source or talk about it much at all. I was to take my source and make a Luminosity Vid with it and she was to do the same with her source but to vid it as me. We passed the timeline back and forth and it was crazy. We had a conversation on the timeline and it was such a wonderful experience - we didn’t plan anything out and we didn’t discuss anything verbally, we just laid down some clips and passed it off and waited to see if the other person picked up what we put down and it was honestly creatively exciting but never ever difficult.
Title: Come On Eileen
Artist: Dexys Midnight Runners
Fandom: Game of Thrones
Category: Thirst Study
Summary: Now you're full grown
absolutedestiny realized fairly quickly that if he said "such and such song is about such and such" that I'd have a full draft... maybe a week later? So that happened and he sent me some feedback on the draft that basically said that Jon's Hot Dead Guy Makeover needed to happen on the bridge and he was correct and now this video exists.
Title: My Prerogative
Made With: elipie
Artist: Bobby Brown
Fandom: American Vandal
Category: Dick Investigation; Dylan Character Study
Summary: "I didn't do the dicks"
Yeah, so this was the result of Ian saying “'My Prerogative' is about American Vandal” knowing full well that I love Bobby Brown and would not be able to just walk away from an essential truth such as this. Poor elipie got dragged into this and then was subjected to waaaaay more conversations about baby farting than any two reasonable adults should have.
Title: She Wolf
Made With: ghosttownexit
Category: Cheryl Blossom is Supreme; Cheryl/Toni; Cheryl/Veronica; Cheryl/Betty; Betty/Veronica; Cheryl/Candelabra
Summary: coming out, coming out, coming out
Watching Riverdale was revelatory. GTE and I agree on key aspects and let us show you what is important about this show.
Have you heard the good news about Cheryl Blossom?
Made With: ghosttownexit
Category: AI Development
Summary: Kill All Humans
GTE came up with this idea one night (pretty sure a lot of bourbon was involved) and oops - he told me. Now we have this video. Please heed the warnings.
Artist: David Bowie
Fandom: Bates Motel
Category: Norman Bates Character Study
Summary: just for one day
I wanted to work on escalation with this video. I picked this song and version because the vocals become more and more frantic and desperate, so besides being extremely lyrically compatible, it was tonally right. It felt right. I still need to work on my pacing skills but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out AND this video was my first copyright strike on youtube. So that was fun (don't post Bates Motel source on youtube).
This was also a vividprompts vid and I chose Jayne L’s prompt and I’m certain I didn’t do it justice but thanks so much for the idea!
Thus Endeth the Vividcon Vids
Title: Night Still Comes
Artist: Neko Case
Fandom: The Leftovers
Category: dual character study of Nora and Erika
Summary: Because you can't hold it
The Leftovers is the most amazing show that...I can't even explain. It's a tough watch but unlike slogs into pure misery like The Walking Dead, it isn't this helpless hopeless thing. That being said, the first season is a very effective study in depression. Interesting story - this was my depression vid. Ok, so that story wasn't as interesting as it was short. This is one of those vids that has an audience of one but since that one is sdwolfpup, it's worth it.
Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Fandom: Sharp Objects
Category: Camille Preaker character study
Summary: "It's safer to be feared than loved"
I really wanted to explore Camille's survival and what it has cost her and how even by not being Adora's victim, she was damaged and what it means when she allows Adora to "mother" her -- like in a very sad, real and primal way - she wanted her mother even if this is the price. The show did an amazing job with the concept of intrusive trauma memories and please pay attention to the tags regarding vid content
Title: Santa Buddy
Artist: Michael Bublé
Summary: Just a dude asking his buddy to buy him a bunch of stuff and hurry down the chimney and stuff his stocking. Just guys being pals.
LIKE I WASN'T GONNA GO THERE
ETA: to add links oops
ETA: Part 2 is here
Comments, critique, questions, thoughts and recipes are always appreciated either here, on twitter or at the AO3 posts. You can get crazy and send me a youtube comment if you want as well -- I get a kick out of those.
(Content notes are posted on AO3 posts)
Video #1 Posted This Year:
Artist: Guns N Roses
Summary: Tragic Widow Dean is Tragic
An interesting thing happened in late 2017 and by interesting I mean "may you live in interesting times" interesting - I fell back into the giant trash heap that is DeanCas and Supernatural and since I was raised evangelical, I decided to proselytize to my closest friends the most effective way I knew how:
"Have you heard the good news about Tragic Widow Dean?"
And it worked. HA! You're Welcome.
Video #2 Posted This Year:
Title: This is the Song that Never Ends
Summary: Second verse, same as the first!
Hey remember that time I made a 30 minute vid to Toto's Africa on repeat? Good times.
Title: The Tragedy of Loki of Asgard
Song: Bohemian Rhapsody
Fandom: MCU (pre-Infinity Wars)
Category: Loki character study
Summary: Any way the wind blows
I almost didn't complete this vid after Infinity Wars but like... you can't leave Loki half finished on the timeline. It's like putting Baby in the corner. Loki is absolutely ridiculous and the MCU's most dedicated Theater Kid and I luff him a lot and I have a lot of feelings about him having a lot of feelings.
And now it's time for a breakdown: The Vividcon Vids
While the number of works I published earlier in the year, at first glance, might seem fairly reasonable and in keeping with recent years output, the end of Vividcon really did a number on me. Apparently! I've never completed more works in over 15-16 years in fandom and I honestly felt like if I didn't make ALL THE VIDS NOW I never would again. Like VVC was my ability to vid and if it one goes the other does too? IDK, it wasn't rational but my vids never are.
Title: Friends In Low Places
made with: fan_eunice
Artist: Garth Brooks
Category: Dean Winchester Character Study
Summary: "all your friends are dead"
We originally started this for VVC Karaoke, but then it was cancelled and we had this vid that we both liked a lot because while everyone is dead, there were also so many hugs. And dogs. It was very On Brand for me and Eunice. ALSO DEAN GETS THE GIANT SLINKY AT THE END BECAUSE THAT BECAME SO VERY IMPORTANT TO US. So this was in the final VVC Premiere show and I feel like at some point a lot of people might have gotten Supernatural fatigue at VVC -there were several SPN vids in the premieres show and I loved them all. And they were all so good and very very different and I got over the guilt because it wasn't like I didn't try to sink every last person into the fandom in one way or the other. I spent a solid six months making fetch happen. (Also there was Wayward).
Title: Bright Lights
Artist: Gary Clark Jr
Category: Castiel Character Study
Summary: Went up a different person, came down somebody else
This is the last vid I will ever send to Vividcon Premieres and it was supposed to be the vid I sent to VVC premieres in like...2012? And then the source file got corrupted and I rage quit Supernatural and I think I ended up sending a mindy project vid that year. ANYWAY, I guess I'm glad I waited since I would not have been able to make this video 6 years ago. I've learned a lot -- look at me: growth.
Title: New Rules
Made with: kiki_miserychic
Artist: Dua Lipa
Summary: If you're under him, you ain't getting over him
Does what it says on the tin. Honestly, we just wanted to dance at Club Vivid to this song and scream at Dean Winchester for being a truly awful boyfriend. Cas has terrible taste in romantic interests, but it's not changing anytime soon.
Title: Buffalo Stance
Made with: luminosity
Artist: Neneh Cherry
Fandom: American Gods
Summary: Fuck God and Cum Hard OR Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo
I've been screaming at Ian for years about this song and then lamenting loudly about how I wanted to vid it but what fandom and finally sweetestdrain said "American Gods" and I shut the fuck up and grabbed Lum and then this happened and honestly it might be one of the best things I've ever done (not her of course, but for me? easy)
Lum posted about it here
Title: Man on the Moon
Made with: sweetestdrain
Category: Team Kill Lucifer (Sam Winchester POV)
Summary: "Time is a flat circle" -the Archangel Gabriel, probably
So like when I went to see what vid was next and I saw it was Man on the Moon I actually said "awwww" out loud. Sweetestdrain and I took a lot of road trips this year. Vidders come up with vid ideas during road trips. I made 4 videos for VVC last year and every single one of them was because I took a road trip.
I always liked Sam but when I fell back into the trash heap, I was kinda like "haha poor Sam has nothing to do but to be upset at how dumb his brother is" and that was fine. It was a good life. But then something happened on the show and we spent a full week yelling about SAM! BEING! COMPELLING! We made this video for the Full Circle Challenge Show.
Title: Stand Back
Artist: Stevie Nicks
Category: Dean/Castiel; AU
Summary: No man came
Also made for the Full Circle Challenge show (and the last of the SPN VVC vids, I promise) this video is an attempt and I honestly don't think it was successful but AT LEAST I TRIED, right?? One night we were screening old 80s videos (like ya do) and got hung up on Stand Back, which I have loved since a small child. I mean, it's Little Red Corvette but with Stevie Nicks, if that doesn't do it for you then we possibly have nothing in common.
ANYWAY sweetestdrain said "This is Dean Winchester," and I laughed. But then I started to feel it. And then I started the video and the concept came to me -- what if Dean's still in hell? What if Castiel never rescued him? What if Castiel doesn't even exist? What if the last decade has just been Alastair breaking Dean. What if he tempts Dean with this divine idea of a fucking angel that is in love with him? And in the illusion Dean can't even allow himself to have that -- he pushes it all away and then that fucking Angel dies and THAT is when Alastair allows him to see the truth: There is No Cas. No one could love you like that. No one is coming.
I got so much help from the usual suspects and vidding slack and I tried really hard to not be subtle but I don't think the concept came through in the end. At some point you might just be asking way too much of your audience - it's a discussion I would love to have.
Artist: Bruno Mars feat Cardi B
Fandom: A Different World
Category: Dwayne Wayne/Whitley Gilbert
Summary: Don't we look good together
I have wanted to make a Whitley/Dwayne video for such a long time (26 years maybe??) but getting source was a major issue. Then I found out that the series was streaming and I went out old school style and I captured some fucking clips. This video makes me happy in that it exists and that maybe more people can be introduced to the amazing that is this show and pairing. I decided to end the video at graduation and not go into later seasons, not because I don't long to vid the "baby, please" interrupted wedding because OMG I DO, but the vid wasn't about that. Just means I'll have to make another video which is no hardship for me.
Also reboot this show!
I'm gonna stop here at the halfway point - if you read this far, wow! I'm impressed. I have a lot more thoughts about creativity bursts and collaborations and how the ways we interact create this compounding effect and connecting with other fans is what can drive even creativity but it is late and I'm tired and I still have to remember how to do an LJ cut for this long ass post.
This could probably even be a tweet. Sigh.
1. I am a vidder* and pretty much only that when it comes to created content. I never write fic unless it is a Nightmare on Elm Street crossover or fusion.
2. I was first a fannish lurker in The X-Files and later moved into Buffy and Angel where I actually learned how to speak with people and made life long friends. Seriously - my best friends I met in Buffy fandom.
3. I’m multifannish and it is more of a feature than a bug. I am also extremely... if I like something I really really like it. I’m still vidding Smallville. I’m actually vidding Smallville right this second.
4. I’m ridiculously easy to talk into something. Like all you have to do is hit 3 different points and I will watch your media and probably get way into it or agree to collaborate on your project
5. I’m In the midst of an insane creative cycle - I’ve been vidding since 2002 and this year I’ve made more vids than any year ever. When I think about I hear this voice in my head say “Will it ever stop?” And I have to respond, “Yo, I don’t know. Turn out the lights and I glow. To the extreme I rock the mike like a vandal light up a stage I wax a chump like a candle.” Then I have to forcibly stop myself because I want to say “Dance” next but that way lies madness and permanent ear worm. I go through this about 4 times a day on average, so it’s like - sorta weird up in here
6. I never joke about vids. I sometimes think I am joking but then when it is too late I realize that I just played myself and now I have a 30 minute DeanCas vid to Toto. For example.
7. I am painfully and earnestly sincere. I try to do irony and it ends up just being embarrassing. I thought I was supposed to be a good borderline Gen Xer and be cynical but I am actually such a good Gen Xer that I slacked on that because it’s just easier to not. I am sometimes amazed and aghast and amazed at how other people can wield ironic distance.
8. I’ve never met a sentence I couldn’t make into a run on. I say “so” and “really” and “like” way too much when I write and I’m weirdly self conscious about that and it will cause me not to post for like...a decade or so. Twitter has been really helpful in at least getting me to talk in fannish public spaces again.
9. So what have you been doing? Tell me everything!
*vidding as defined by what I do is basically clips to music. Like, there is a lot more than that simplistic take but if someone is new here and you want to talk about edits versus vids and share and learn and grow... that would be super cool.
Request: Anne with an E (TV)
Summary: I love attachment issues Anne!!! Gritty! Periods! Rachel and Marilla are still the BEST! If you want to vid Gritty Anne to The Hip, I GET IT! SO DO THE CREATORS OF THIS SHOW! Indulge yourself, dear vidder, and you will indulge me.
Request: The Handmaid's Tale (TV)
Summary: Make me sad and scared and do what needs to be done with the source (so I don't have to). Make the vid with all the warnings and catharsis the hell out of this source, because I really, really don't want to do that but if left alone in the house with this show for much longer, I will.
Request: 아가씨 | The Handmaiden (2016)
Summary: I'd love a Lafayette vid, as I am sad and I know you are too, and we need a vid for Lafayette. If that isn't possible, anything completely insane is always appreciated by me and I won't ever turn down a bit of Bill/Eric.
Request: 커피프린스 1호점 | Coffee Prince
Summary: IT'S ONLY MY VERY FAVORITE THING OF ALL THE FAVORITE THINGS I LOVE IT SO MUCH PLEASE MAKE ME MORE VIDS
Request: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Summary: Give me Keanu being menaced/seduced and I'll die happy. If that isn't possible go for crazy broke with the source. I tried to pick a safety that is bonkers enough to work both with and against the entire Roxette discography, because I care about you, dear vidder. You are welcome.
Request: Anne of Green Gables (TV 1985)
Summary: Listen I love the new Gritty Anne, but this Gilbert Blythe is basically supposed to be my husband so justify my love. Maybe not to "Justify My Love" or maybe to? I will not tell you how to live, dear vidder. If you are unable to create a Gilbert Blythe vid (and I haven't been able to either, so I get it) then again Marilla and Rachel are the BEST and Anne is pretty great as well and you know how I feel because you probably feel it as well if we matched.
Well, that pretty much sums up my requests, dear vidder. I am so pleased you are here and thank you so much for matching with me. If this is the first time you have been exposed to me, I apologize for my abuse of the capslock and the exclamation point but I feel the point needs to be made: I am exactly like this. Oops?
For anyone else that might be reading, HEY! I MISSED YOU! HOW ARE YOU? How's the family? What's new with you? It's been a minute, hasn't it? I'm gonna miss seeing you this year at Vividcon, but oh, life. It's bigger, ya know? Have fun and I promise I'm there next year.
Treats are always appreciated and loved upon, if the mood ever strikes.
Dear Festividder, can I confess something to you? I have not slept. Well, much. At all. In weeks. I have forgotten how to even structure a proper sentence, dear Festividder. I suppose that is untrue because even while raving from the depths of sleep deprivation, I still can recall that Mr. Morton is the subject of my sentence and what the predicate says, he does. I think. Possibly.
Who the fuck is Mr. Morton?
Dear Festividder, it is at this time that I feel pressure to be charming and somewhat entertaining and funny so that you will be charmed, entertained and happy about being matched with me and not freaking the fuck out about what fresh hell the match process has wrought upon you. Oh, no - please don't be scared dear Festividder. I am not a scary person at all. I am a pile of nonthreatening goo - goo which has a nostalgic streak a billion miles wide and a tendency to over-share and romanticize the 90s. Also the 80s. The 70s were not that bad, come to think of it.
I am also way old.
My likes far exceed my dislikes. I tend to love the shit I love unconditionally and without irony. I still don't understand how people like things ironically. I thought for a minute that maybe I liked Britney Spears ironically but then I realized that no, I don't, because I LOVE Brit-Brit so much and people really need to stop talking shit about her, dear Festividder. Do you feel the same? It is okay if you do not. Just know that when I say I pretty much love ALL music, I truly fucking mean it.
Except for Wilco. Jeff Tweedy can go fuck himself. I hate Wilco so much that I won't even listen to the Mavis Staple collaboration and I LOVE Mavis muchly. Just. Ugh. Wilco.
What else do I hate? Lima beans? Christian Bale? None of these things should come up, but just in case...
OH! I am not a fan of subtlety in vids. I kind of believe deeply that if you have 3 minutes to make a point, while you can make that point repeatedly in differing and interesting ways, the sledgehammer approach works best.
This is all to say, dear, kind, amazing Festividder, that almost anything you can do with the sources listed below will delight and please me. Any music you use will be loved and cherished. Unless Jeff Tweedy is involved. Just. OMG IF JEFF TWEEDY IS ASSIGNED AS MY FESTIVIDDER, HE SHOULD JUST DEFAULT RIGHT NOW. Yes, Jeff Tweedy, I am now talking to you. Directly to you, you, you, you PERSON WHO I DO NOT LIKE. YOU DO NOT MAKE ME A VID, JEFF TWEEDY. YOU DO NOT BECAUSE I WILL NOT BE WON BACK OVER SO EASILY.
If, however, dear Festividder, your name is Jay Farrar - welcome. It is lovely to have you and welcome to my journal.
I am so very very tired dear Festividder. So very tired and apparently the wounds of Uncle Tupelo run deep and fresh.
On to the requests!
( Purple Rain )
( 21 Jump Street (movie) )
( ATL )
( Strange Days )
( Gravity Falls )
( Moonlighting )
( The Bionic Woman (1976) )
( Luther )
*who is positively not Jeff Tweedy.
Have I mentioned how I feel about Wilco? Because I want to be clear. Also, again - lima beans, Christian Bale, and subtlety. Those are like the ONLY things I do not like. I have friends who can verify.
by The National
You own me
You can download the xvid here
Tumbr link here
I've had POI marked as a fandom to watch every since sockkpuppett started talking about it but I kept back-burnering it because it seemed really involved and I just didn't have any extra mental capacity for something that wasn't "Scandal." I did vid review at VVC this year and when I received astolat 's phenomenal "When I Ruled the World" vid, that was it. All she wrote. Done. For future reference if you want me in a fandom? Make a dual pov slash vid. They are my catnip (which is interesting because I *rarely* make them).
Anyway, massive thanks to Luminosity for handholding as I watched every single episode (yeah, she rewatched so I had someone to fling emotions at) and also for helping me hash out if this vid was finished or was done or if it was actually done, done. I had even more beta help in the form of fan_eunice who really helped make this vid much more coherent, and sweetestdrain who was my Doesn't Watch the Show Beta, which quickly devolved into Drunk-Out-of-Context Beta and who probably gave me the greatest piece of feedback ever when she said "I SUCK AND YOU'RE PERFECT AND YOUR HAIR HAS SECRETS!"**
That's it. That's the show.
**ETA: she was giving me her read on the vid, not her read on me. I don't think. My hair is actually pretty much an open book.
Song by Macy Gray
This is my gimmick
You can download the vid here.
AO3 link is here.
Tumblr -ing along at this link.
( List of Fandom Sources in Order of Appearance: )
song by The New Pornographers
These things get louder.
Beta thanks go to sweetestdrain. Anything you like, she probably told me to make it that way. Anything that you don't, she probably told me to change.
You can download the 54 mb xvid here
(right click the link).
Or stream it from a series of TUBES!
Feedback is loved like Stiles loves Scott.
Let's get down to the vid itself and then I'll explain myself.
Vid: Coeur D'aline
Artists: The Head and the Heart
Fandom: You're Beautiful
You have Tae Kyung's permission to love him.
Soooo, You're Beautiful is a wonderful tale about a nun-in-training who runs away from her convent to join a boy band. It is available hulu+ and netflix streaming and many other various streaming websites. You should all watch it. Seriously. Not just because it will make greensilver happy but because it will bring you joy.
Download the xvid here
Streaming is Here:
( So now Imma cut for the devious shit )
Seriously, how did only one person correctly guess me for this vid? There were cat heads pasted on strippers. I practically signed my name. Also, why the cat-headed-strippers? Ask dualbunny. She knows what she did.
Anyway - on to the vid. This is the Official, non-cat-strippers, version of the video. Availability of the Catacular Edition will hinge upon dualbunny as most of the mammals that reside in her household show up in that version. And make it rain. Oh yes.
Song by Flo Rida and Sia
Fandom: Channing Tatum RPF (and dualbunny's brain).
You can download the hugeass xvid here
Or stream it here:
YAY!!!! I pretty much told you everything about all of this in my request thingy so feel free to ignore this letter. I'm mostly posting this here because a Dear Festividder Letter is tradition at this point and without one it is impossible to get treats and all and because filling out the request thingy made me all nostalgic for prom, even though I think I am more nostalgic about Molly Ringwald's proms than my own. Except for the one where she was pregnant. All of my proms were waaaay better than that one.
Okay, so musical tastes. I have no real preference. Seriously. My likes are alllll over the map, and the few dislikes that I hold tight right at this moment? Are set to change and become likes without warning. I voluntarily listen to Celine now, is all I am saying. I still kinda feel it is too soon for Whitney or Amy Winehouse, but you know, I am willing to eat those words if you feel a masterpiece is at hand.
I only requested six things this year. I almost went to eight, mostly because I wanted to explore the Prom theme further (but I don't think this is the year for me to go full out on Prom, so recognize I am just using it as the thing that grabbed onto my brain when I filled out the form and not some weird Prom-Fetish that you must now fulfill or I will cry hot tears of denial. Seriously, I'm just being twee with it, bear with me). I was also tempted to ask for a few more requests in order to pad the Patron Saint of Festivids* odds more towards my chosen candidate. Except, doing that? Feels like cheating. Ahem.
These six things are all things that I really really love. I really really want vids in these fandoms. I'm not particularly picky about what you focus on or the type of vid you wish to do for any of these fandoms. Want to make a broad comedy vid? Go for it. Want to make a super-serious "Everyone Dies and I'll Be Alone" vid? Fantastic. If you are drawn to make a vid or have an idea for any of the below fandoms? I want to see it.
( Cutting for 21 Jump Street, Carrie, Halloween Movie Series, The Incredible Hulk, Moonlighting, Save the Last Dance )
So, there it is - my 2012 requests. Please don't run away.
*Past Patron Saints:
2009 Bruce Willis
2010 Patrick Swayze
2011 Morgan Freeman
Source: Iron Man I and II
Tony/Pepper and Tony/Rhodey
made for: greensilver
I'm in the habit of having what I don't want
Download the 30mb xvid here or watch it on youtube! Or both! Go crazy - it's gonna be your birthday someday!
Feedback will be treated like Tony treats his friends. Wait, no! Better than that!
I also helped make an Incredible Hulk challenge vid this year, and I'll post a link to that as soon as it is up. Vividcon was wonderful and exhausting and I will post a recs list as soon as I figure out how to organize my thoughts to do so.